UWG computer science student

TAKE YOUR SKILLS AND YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL

University of West Georgia's M.S. in Applied Computer Science enables graduates to quickly and affordably up-skill for a career in software development, cybersecurity, or data science.

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At-A-Glance

  • Complete in as little as 16 months
  • Offered fully online or face-to-face

Program Benefits

  • Designed for students with or without a computing background
  • Designed for full or part-time students
  • Career-focused with preparation for industry and professional practices
  • Focus on your area of interest - cybersecurity, data science, software development, and more

The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science program is an affordable and high-quality professional degree that provides individuals holding an undergraduate degree in any discipline with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in software development, cybersecurity, or data science.

Affordable Tuition

UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited university of its kind. Fully online students pay only a subset of mandatory fees.

Online and Face-to-Face 

This program is offered in 100% fully online or face-to-face delivery formats for full or part-time students.

Any Background

All preparatory coursework is included as part of the degree. No computing experience required.

Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

Our graduates go on to pursue successful and rewarding careers in computing and information technology. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) projects "Employment in computer and information technology occupations [...] to grow 11 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations." The OOH also notes that "the median annual wage for computer and information technology occupations was $91,250 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.

Possible career paths for graduates include:

  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers
  • Database Administrators
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist

A Program Designed for You

Our program offers a practical and focused curriculum that prepares graduates to enter the information technology job market as software developers upon graduation. All classes are taught by highly qualified faculty with both academic and industry experience. Course work includes web technologies, program construction, software development, database systems, advanced tools and techniques, and a final project experience designed to integrate knowledge and skills across courses with teamwork and professional practices.

The M.S. in Applied Computer Science offers a practical and focused curriculum to individuals holding an undergraduate degree in any discipline. Hear how we are preparing our soon-to-be international graduates to enter the information technology job market as software developers.

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“The program was specifically designed for people who were changing careers. I could go straight into the program without the preparatory work,” she said. “I thought to myself, ‘this is perfect.’ ”

-JoBeth Matchett, 2006 alum

“The faculty support is great. I learned a great deal of all of my instructors.”

-Mandi Matchett, 2018 alum

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